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Title:
Rave Culture and Religion [electronic resource].
Author:
St John, Graham.
Published:
London : Routledge, 2003.
Description:
1 online resource (347 p.)
Summary:
Vast numbers of western youth have attached primary significance to raving and post-rave experiences. This collection of essays explores the socio-cultural and religious dimensions of the rave, 'raving' and rave-derived phenomena.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Techno culture spirituality; The difference engine: liberation and the rave imaginary; Ephemeral spirit: sacrificial cyborg and communal soul; Dance, rapture and communion; Rapturous ruptures: the 'instituant' religious experience of rave; 'Connectedness' and the rave experience: rave as new religious movement?; The flesh of raving: Merleau-Ponty and the 'experience' of ecstasy; Entheogenic dance ecstasis: cross-cultural contexts

The 'natural high': altered states, flashbacks and neural tuning at ravesMusic: the techniques of sound and ecstasy; Selecting ritual: DJs, dancers and liminality in underground dance music; Sounds of the London Underground: gospel music and Baptist worship in the UK garage scene; Gamelan, techno-primitivism, and the San Francisco rave scene; Global tribes: the technomadic counterculture; Techno millennium: dance, ecology and future primitives; Global nomads: techno and New Age as transnational countercultures in Ibiza and Goa; Hedonic tantra: golden Goa's trance transmission

Goa trance and trance in Goa: smooth striationsDancing on common ground: exploring the sacred at Burning Man; Index;
Notes:
Vendor supplied record for EBL received in 2011.

Description based upon print version of record.
ISBN:
9780203507964
Online Access:
e-book

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